front off

front off (about something)

Sl. to be brash and resentful about something. Todd was fronting off about his assignment and got a detention for it. You will wish you hadn't fronted off about your supervisor.
See also: front, off
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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'Have I lived to this day to be called a fright!' cried Miss Knag, suddenly becoming convulsive, and making an effort to tear her front off.
Skipper Conor McCarthy headed the Rebels in front off a Morrissey corner on 20 minutes, but Cabo levelled on 76 minutes with Kevin Knight tapping in.
Rizwan Ali against put Railways in front off team's second PC in 33rd minute as Ali Raza scored his second goal to drew level.
The CWB warned that from Saturday through Monday, the position of a plum rain front off the coast of northern Taiwan will cause the weather to become more unstable and the probability of rainfall to increase.
"All we're focused on is our group and going out there and playing at home in front off a sell-out BT Murrayfield.
The three-year-old bounced back when just held by Havana Mariposa over track and trip last time and can finally get his head in front off a 1lb higher mark.
Angel was not the best away but hit the front off the final bend and won by a length and a half from Frisky Luck in 28.75sec.
And last month thieves ripped the front off a fast response paramedic car in Honley, putting it out of action potentially for weeks.
The massive explosion blew the front off a five-story police headquarters in eastern Turkey, killing at least three people, two civilians and one police officer, and injuring 30 others.
They raised slogans against Indian government and waived the Pakistani flag in front off the embassy.
Ben Wharton and Ben Deegan were then given a chance up front off the bench, in place of the tireless Kilheeney and Steven Gillespie, and it was Deegan who created the fourth goal as his shot was blocked by a defender's arm, prompting the referee to point to the spot.
He first had De Villiers trapped plumb in front off the fourth ball and then knocked the off-stump of De Kock off the last ball of the over.
The five-year-old had to settle for third on his seasonal bow on Town Moor, with Spinatrix finishing just three-quarters of a length in front off a more favourable weight taking into account her rider's 7lb claim.